The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II and the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM is the longer of the two lenses at 136mm. The Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II with a length of 120mm is 16mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 88mm.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II and Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II weighs 695g, which means it is 191g (21%) lighter than the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM which has a weight of 886g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II and Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 24-70mm and the fastest aperture of F2.8.